Living Books

Redding, CA

CMRedding

Charlotte Mason Redding is a local community organized to equip, encourage and support those who are actively pursuing or desirous of learning to implement Charlotte Mason’s philosophy in their homes. We offer parental training, group gatherings & special events, group classes, a living library and mother culture opportunities.

Traverse City, MI

Awaken: a Living Books Educational Conference

An encouraging and equipping weekend of Immersions and workshops featuring speakers, A Delectable Education, Michelle Howard the Living Books Lady, Jessica Becker and Kelsi Rea.

Murfreesboro, TN

The Children’s Gathering

The Children's Gathering is our Short Morning of Lessons for Charlotte Mason Families.

We gather together every Friday morning for Hymn Singing, Old and New Testament Bible Recitations, a Psalm Recitation, and a Poetry Recitation. We also have a lesson in Physical Geography using Charlotte Mason's "Elementary Geography" along with Geography Walks. We are learning and practicing Swedish Drill together each week too.
We are reading and listening to Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "As You Like It". We are also studying Church History using "Trial and Triumph" by Richard Hannula. We end our morning of lessons together with a Folk Song.

If you are looking for other Charlotte Mason Families to learn and grow with, please let us know. We would love to have you join us! ❤️

“One more thing is of vital importance; children must have books, living books; the best are not too good for them; anything less than the best is not good enough....”

"Give children a wide range of subjects, with the end in view of establishing in each case some one or more of the relations I have indicated. Let them learn from first-hand sources of information--really good books, the best going, on the subject they are engaged upon. Let them get at the books themselves...books teeming with ideas fresh from the minds of thinkers upon every subject to which we can wish to introduce children. ”

~Charlotte Mason

Wilmore, KY

2024 Charlotte Mason Institute Gathering

Join us at our 2024 annual gathering from July 25-27, 2024, in Wilmore, Kentucky! This conference will be a time of exploration and growth as we unpack Charlotte Mason’s ideas on handwork, life skills, and the joy of making. We’ll study the impact of creative work and discuss how artistry connects to many areas of the feast, sometimes in surprising ways. Our sessions will honor the old and embrace the new, and of course, we’ll live out what we teach as makers of beautiful and useful things! We hope to see you there! For those who are unable to join us in person, there will be a virtual option - more details coming soon!

Grand Bay, AL

The Book Barn Library

$10/month
*Small but growing library of wholesome, living books
*Curriculum that you can preview before deciding to buy.
*30 day checkouts with NO late fees.
*Homeschooling, Curriculum, Planning, and Education Advice/Consulting at no additional charge.
*30 acres of property to roam for your nature walks, where we see hawks, osprey, eagles, egrets, and herons regularly.

Maryville, TN

Maryville CM Group

We are a new CM group in Maryville, TN. We are looking to start a CM book reading meeting, playdates, and possibly a co-op. We would love for others who are interested in CM education or who are already involved in CM living to join us as we get to know each other and grow a community of like minded families.

Crossville, TN

Scholé of the Cumberlands

We are a Christian CM Homeschool group in Crossville, TN. We are a growing community and looking for other CM families in our area to connect with and share ideas. We meet weekly during the school year and are trying to grow our library of classic books and literature. Nature studies, history, art, music, geography, science, Shakespeare, Plutarch, Bible and hymn study are just some of the many things we enjoy in our group, which is currently ages 4-15.

Weaverville, NC

Charlotte Mason Book Discussion, In Vital Harmony

Connect with likeminded mom's as we discuss the book, In Vital Harmony by Karen Glass. We will meet Tuesday, May 23rd & June 6th at 6:30 p.m. in Weaverville, N.C. The goal of the discussion will be to gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy of a Charlotte Mason education for our children and ourselves. She described her approach to education as, “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.” Members will purchase the book to read and are encouraged to take notes or jot down questions to bring to the discussion. During the meeting, we will take turns sharing our thoughts about the book, what we learned, and how we related to the material.

“It is no arbitrary reward which is attached to the assembling of two or three together; we warm ourselves at each others’ fires, and glow with the heat we get. Let but the heads of two or three families meet together to talk over the bringing up of their children, and the best and wisest parents will go home with new insight, renewed purpose, and warmer zeal. ‘We shall learn by degrees that education is, like religion, a social principle as well as an individual duty; and, meeting on this higher ground, we shall find out the best of one another as we never should in the common intercourse of business or society.'”
Charlotte Mason, editorial note, Parents’ Review, March 1890

Omaha, NE

Charlotte Mason Chats

An open house, come and go as needed, informal time for conversation about a Living Education and Living Life with family.
Bring yourself just as you are, bring your questions, bring your comments, bring your kids, browse the library, and chat CM.
Meets at the Omaha Homeschool Library. Second Thursdays 11-4.
Contact Lisa for more info lisagardener@abbnebraska.com.

Elkton, OH

AO/CM co-op

Small AmblesideOnline CM Co-op meeting bi-weekly. We will cover Shakespeare, Plutarch, geography map drills, handicrafts, folksongs, artist and composer study, and possibly nature study too. All ages welcome!